Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Zealand's Bridges: Stanmore Road Bridge across the Avon River in Christchurch

March 2011 (-43.525 Degrees, 172.657 Degrees) Stanmore Road Bridge
We've traveled out of the CBD and the river crossings are farther apart. Also the river is wider and the bridges now require a center pier. The Stanmore Road Bridge was built in 1995, but some of the material from earlier bridges were used in its construction. The exterior facade has a hand-finished look which effectively hides the slab superstructure. Like the Fitzgerald Bridges, this structure was damaged by lateral spreading and shaking during the February Earthquake.

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New Zealand's Bridges: Stanmore Road Bridge across the Avon River in Christchurch by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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